Market Overview

Futures

  • Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Crude Oil Jumps 7.5%; Visa Shares Climb On Earnings Beat

    2015 Jan 30, 3:26pm ALGN, AMZN, BZH, BZSUM, CBNJ, DECK, DMND, Earnings

    Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.35 percent to 17,355.16 while the NASDAQ gained 0.03 percent to 4,684.94. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.24 percent to 2,016.39. Leading and Lagging Sectors In trading on Friday, basic materials shares were relative leaders, up on the...

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  • U.S. Dollar Index Steady Friday

    2015 Jan 30, 3:23pm Futures, Forex, Markets

    The March U.S. Dollar Index is trading steady late Friday. Last in, the March Dollar Index is at 95.00, down 0.02. Forex trading has been choppy most of the day. General market chatter and comments from various U.S. policy makers has kept Forex trading active throughout the U.S. trading session on...

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  • Lean Hogs Mostly Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 3:10pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    February Lean Hogs settled at 67.47, down 1.07. April Lean Hogs settled at 72.25, down 0.95. June Lean Hogs settled at 84.10, up 0.47. Spreading between various months was featured during Friday's back and forth session. Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 424,000 head versus a year ago at 414,000 head.

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  • Live Cattle Futures Higher

    2015 Jan 30, 2:58pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    April Live Cattle settled at 152.27, up 1.77. June Live Cattle settled at 144.62, up 1.20. February Live Cattle ended the last day of the month at 154.85, up 1.32. March Feeder Cattle closed at 205.20, up 1.62. Friday's USDA cattle slaughter was 105,0000 head versus a year ago at 113,000 head.

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  • Grain Futures Mostly Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 2:58pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    March Soybeans settled at 961, down 7 1/4 cents. March Soymeal closed at 329.9, down 8.0. March Soybean Oil closed higher at 30.00, up 0.46. March Corn was down 1 1/2 cents at 370. July Corn settled at 386, down 1 3/4 cents. March Chicago Wheat closed down 5 cents at 502 3/4. March Kansas City...

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  • NY Coffee, Orange Juice Higher

    2015 Jan 30, 2:40pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    March NY Coffee settled at 161.90, up 1.90. May Coffee settled at 164.65, up 1.90. NY Orange Juice futures closed sharply higher. March Orange Juice settled the last day of the month at 140.00, up 5.55. NY Cotton traded unchanged to lower most of the day. March Cotton settled at 59.36, down 0.21....

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  • The Yo-Yo Market: Dollars And Oil And Feds, Oh My!

    2015 Jan 30, 2:37pm #PreMarket Prep, AAPL, CVX, INDU, PG, S&P 500, SPY, USO

    Since December 16, the S&P 500 Index futures have been in a wicked trading range. The index has found major support from 1963.00 to 1980.00. After the sprint to new, all-time highs at year-end (2088.75), the contract has hit a brick wall at the 2060.00 level. A few different factors have...

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  • CAD/USD Multi-Year Highs

    2015 Jan 30, 1:34pm Futures, Forex, Markets

    The U.S. dollar set new multi-year highs against its Canadian neighbor on Friday, reaching as high as 1.2797. The USD/CAD pair is trading at 1.2732, up 0.0119. Trading has been firm and choppy. General market chatter and comments from various U.S. policy makers has kept Forex trading active...

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  • Cocoa Higher, Sugar Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 1:26pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    NY Sugar Futures settled Friday lower after a back and forth session. Early gains for sugar futures eroded as the last trading day of the month wore on. March Sugar settled at 14.79, down 0.06. May Sugar settled at 15.04, down 0.09. Cocoa futures settled higher on the day to end the month. However...

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  • Mid-Day Market Update: Amazon Jumps On Upbeat Earnings; Hawaiian Holdings Shares Slide

    2015 Jan 30, 12:24pm AMZN, BZSUM, DECK, Earnings, GDOT, GURE, HA, ICPT

    Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.72 percent to 17,291.43 while the NASDAQ slipped 0.33 percent to 4,668.15. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.75 percent to 2,006.14. Leading and Lagging Sectors In trading on Friday, basic materials shares were relative leaders, up on the...

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  • EUR/USD Moves Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 11:29am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The euro moved lower Friday as Forex traders in Europe wind down trading for the month. The pair is active and is range-bound; last in, the EUR/USD is at 1.1283, down 0.0053. Chatter remains about the ECB QE and comments by U.S. Fed officials are making the rounds. Chatter about Greece remains...

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  • NY Soft Commodities Mixed

    2015 Jan 30, 11:13am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    March NY Coffee is trading at 160.35, up 0.35. March Orange Juice is higher at 137.10, up 2.65. March Sugar is trading at 14.73, down 0.12. March Cocoa is trading at 2706, up 20. March Cotton is trading at 59.55, down 0.02.

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  • CAD/USD Slips From Highs

    2015 Jan 30, 11:12am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The USD/CAD pair is trading at 1.2685, up 0.0070. Trading has been weak in the last hour. Chatter about selling seen at 12740 was making the rounds. Market talk about easy BOC policy ahead is consistent. The AUD/USD firmed into the European close; the pair is trading at 0.7779, just under the highs...

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  • Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Drop; Mastercard Profit Tops Expectations

    2015 Jan 30, 10:42am ALGN, AMZN, BZSUM, CBD, CLF, DECK, Earnings, HA

    Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded down 0.39 percent to 17,349.02 while the NASDAQ slipped 0.23 percent to 4,672.85. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.49 percent to 2,011.45. Leading and Lagging Sectors In trading on Friday, basic materials shares were relative leaders, up on...

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  • Wheat Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 10:31am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    March Chicago Wheat is trading at 502 1/2, down 5 3/4 cents. March Kansas City Wheat is trading at 540, down 4 cents. Generally weaker U.S. grain markets are pressuring wheat on Friday. Market talk is going around that snow cover in the U.S. is minimal due to warm temperatures and needs to be...

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